headmistress headmistress  /ˈhɛd ˌmɪ strəs/


  • (n) a woman headmaster


  1. His wife, headmistress of the woman's madrassa, was released.
  2. A headmistress details her last date with the diet doctor Jean Harris, high-minded headmistress of Virginia's starchy Madeira girls' school, was deeply in love with.


  1. Sandra Bullock in talks for 'Annie' role

    LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock is in talks to play horrible headmistress Miss Hannigan in the upcoming big-screen musical "Annie," The Hollywood Reporter said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Revenge at the Tonys!

    Miss Trunchbull, the evil headmistress in “Matilda,” said at last night’s Tony Awards: “In this world, children, there are winners and losers.” How ironic, because the evening’s biggest loser was . . . “Matilda.” Long-touted as the show to beat this season on Broadway, the critically acclaimed “Matilda” was stomped all...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. Eurozone finance chief, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, firmly backed the bid on Monday, saying: "The commission is not going to become the school headmistress for member states' budgetary policies."
    on May 18, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Juncker Source: AFP

  2. "Personally I'm due to go back on 1 April and will have to ring the headmistress and ask her to give me another few weeks off," McCallan said. "But it's great prestige for the school where I work and for the rest of the employers. It's a...
    on Mar 18, 2007 By: Kyle McCallan Source: BBC Sport

  3. A friend of Mrs Brown said: "It's a great school with a fantastic headmistress and it's very close to Downing Street. John goes to the nursery nearby so lots of his friends will be going there too."
    on May 9, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Mail on Sunday

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